Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners is a great recipe resource with 55 easy slow cooker recipes to make, in categories ranging from appetizers (snack mix, wings, meatballs), to soups and stews (Thai Chicken Soup, Cream of Mushroom), meats (meatloaf, ribs, roulade, etc.), sides (wild rice and veggies, mashed potatoes), and desserts (cheesecake, mousse). There is a good vegetarian section as well.
I found the recipes easy to read and well written. There is a nice variety of "traditional" pantry ingredient recipes to ones that are a little more international in ingredients, spice, and flavor - so something for everyone!
The book is well laid out with a nice, brief introduction to slow-cooking and comprehensive recipe index. Whether you are new to slow cooking or not, this is a great addition to your recipe books!
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This chocolate mousse is very easy to make utilizing the crockpot; it is creamy, chocolaty, and rich, with a hint of coffee flavor. It is perfect with homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of shaved chocolate. Incredibly rich and satisfying - this would be a very nice and elegant dessert to serve at a dinner party. Whoever you choose to share this with (if you share) - I'm sure it will be enjoyed! (My 16 year old son coveted the leftovers of this one - it did not last long in my house!)
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2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 large egg yolks
1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/3 cup espresso or strong brewed coffee
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped finely
- In a 4-qt slow cooker (it will cook faster in a larger slow cooker) place the heavy cream, yolks, sugar, espresso, and vanilla. Whisk to combine then stir in the chocolate.
- Cover and cook on low for two hours, stir at the 90 minute mark to blend in the chocolate pieces.
- Once the chocolate is melted and there are little bubbles on top (the mixture should be thickening as well), carefully pour the mixture into a blender. Blend on high until the mixture doubles in size (a few minutes). Pour into individual serving dishes (ramekins, cups, etc.) and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate if desired.
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